27 Adults Admit Their Biggest Regrets From When They Were Teens


Not standing up for myself more. I ended up in some hairy situations with shady people because I was just too polite and scared of rocking the cart to say “No, this isn’t for me.”


Not dressing the way I really wanted. I was too nervous to stick out or have people make fun of me for being different, so I dressed like everyone else. I wish I had the confidence to always be myself.


The drama I let myself be involved in, or started.


Not staying in sports. I quit football in middle school because the coaches were “mean” and never joined anything after that. Worked all throughout HS and my grade ended up winning state football Junior and Varsity here.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of